No Longer a Virgin

I'm no longer a Cincinnati theatre virgin!  I just saw Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's production of A Raisin In The Sun and I loved it. 

This was actually first time I had seen the classic play and it was so powerful. Lorraine Hansberry was a genius. I wish we hadn't lost her to cancer.

I was really taken with the character, Walter Lee Younger's desperation to be a "man" and Beneath Younger's feminism/womanism.

I really miss Ms. Hansberry. We was robbed, y'all!

 

AMAZING CAREER NEWS!!!

My play, WE R PUNK ROCK!!! is a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neil Theater Center 2017 Playwrights Conference. This is one of the most prestigious theater conference and developmental programs in the U.S.

This is a huge deal for me because I'm not a lot like a lot of playwrights working in American theater these days who come out of academia with Masters of Arts degrees in playwriting, acting, theatre, or creative writing.

I am the former ghetto girl who decided to write a play on the weekend while working nights at NPR, fighting cancer, and trying to live my life.

VIVA Chinita!!!!!

Come See Chinita's monologue performed at Woolly Mammoth Theater

Are you free next Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:30pm?

Do you like free events?

Do you like outrageous or moving theater events?

Do you want to support me?

Then check out Woolly Mammoth Theater's event 'The Dangers of Assumption: A Staged Speak-Out. A monologue written by me and read by the fabulous actor, Kelly Renee Armstrong, will be featured. For more info check out the link.

http://www.woollymammoth.net/connectivity/the-dangers-of-assumption-a-stage-speak-out/

SAVE THE DATE! Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015

HEAR EXCERPTS FROM 3 THRILLING NEW PLAYS FOR FREE!

 

You have your 1st chance of hearing excerpts of my new play, WE R PUNK ROCK!, at Kennedy Center’s annual Page To Stage Festival in Washington DC.

It’s part of Theater Alliance’s Hothouse Development Series and my comrades in the writing arts, Dane Figuerora Edidi & Alan Sharpe will also be presenting excerpts of their exciting new works. There will be a discussion after the readings, so come and join us to hear adventurous new work and have your say!

WHEN: Monday, September 7, 2015 starting at 11am -3:30pm ET

WHERE: Kennedy Center’s Israeli Lounge located on the Box Tier of the Concert Hall. 

How Do I Get To The Concert Hall? Enter the Hall of Nations and walk down the path (passing the Coat Check & Concert Hall Box Office) to get to the Grand Foyer. Once you have reached the Grand Foyer, take a left to the Israeli Lounge. Please note there will be signs and people to assist you to the location.

Do I need a ticket? No, just show up in a timely fashion because there’s limited seating.

Can I bring my kids? I advise against it since there’s cursing, sexuality, drug & alcohol abuse, violence, and mature themes. 

Do I have to stay the whole time? We’d love for you to stay but you can exit quietly. We appreciate your support. 

ANYMORE QUESTIONS CONTACT ME AT VIVACHINTA@GMAIL.COM